Mr. Robot | Season 4 Premiere Recap: “401 Unauthorized”

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Mr. Robot Season 4 Premiere Recap: “401 Unauthorized”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) waste no time at all hopping right back into the Mr. Robot podcast by recapping “401 Unauthorized” — and why should they? Creator Sam Esmail is certainly not wasting a second.

The fourth and final season premiere, entitled “401 Unauthorized,” begins with a bang, continuing a scene from season three in an entirely shocking and unexpected way. Saying anything more would be saying too much, at the risk of spoiling someone who is reading this text by accident. Safe to say, it’s big! It’s brutal! And it’s a loud announcement of the final season’s intentions for its audience, as Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) and Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) integrate with one another for one last run at the Dark Army.

Josh and Antonio dive into Elliot’s latest plan to take on Whiterose (BD Wong), the premiere’s big moments for folks like Angela (Portia Doubleday) and Darlene (Carly Chaikin), the brand new character introduced in the Dom DiPierro (Grace Gummer) storyline, and much more. Also, Josh and Antonio announce a new podcast. A lot happening! Make sure to subscribe to this show and send in your questions and comments at

About Mr. Robot

Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake.

Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two.

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